Last year we piloted this event as a “teamwork event.” It is now an official HOSA event in the “emergency preparedness category” and looks a little different.
The Mental Health Promotion event provides HOSA members with an introduction to Mental Health topics with a grounding in prevention. The event is built on the understanding that “mental health IS health” and that we must think about taking care of our mental health just as we do our physical health.
This competitive event consists of a team of 2 to 6 members. All team members must first complete the Be There Certificate online course to help increase their mental health literacy. Teams will then create and publish a social media campaign for their peers centered on building and promoting protective factors around a selected mental health topic. This social media campaign will be pre-judged digitally prior to SLC. Teams will present their social media campaign and process to a panel of judges at ILC. This event aims to provide information on how to support someone struggling with their mental health and to inspire future health professionals to promote the importance of mental health in their schools and communities.
A digital upload must be uploaded to Montana HOSA by the March 17, 2023 deadline.